• Prevalence and Diagnostics of Congenital Malaria in Rural Burundi, a Cross-Sectional Study

      Stassijns, J; van den Boogaard, W; Pannus, P; Nkunzimana, A; Rosanas-Urgell, A (BioMed Central, 2016-08-30)
      Congenital malaria, defined as the presence of asexual forms of malaria parasites in the peripheral blood during the first 7 days of life, remains a neglected area of research. Knowledge gaps exist about prevalence and management of malaria in this age group. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of congenital malaria and the validity of a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for its diagnosis in rural Burundi.